TLAN Nominations are open for all students


Karen Ambrocio, Student Life Reporter

Tukwut Leadership Awards Night (TLAN) is held to acknowledge CSUSM leaders who are making a difference both on campus and the community. This year, the nominations are open until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11.

“People at Cal State [San Marcos] are doing good things and we want to really highlight the work of campus leaders that are engaging with the community and empowering others to do good work,” said Kimberly Jeffrey, Assistant Director of Programming in Associated Students Inc (ASI).

Students can submit nominations by visiting There are eight categories devoted to the hard work of staff, faculty and student organizations.

TLAN has dated back to the 2003-2004 school year and has had different themes over the past few years. Jeffrey said ASI encourages students to dress up. This year’s theme is Newsies Turn of the Century, so students are free to wear business casual attire if they please.

Jeffrey stressed the importance of nominations as recognition begins with students.

“Students [who] are doing good work deserve to be highlighted and deserve to be recognized for the work that they’re doing. We won’t know about that unless you nominate [them] so the award winners are solely based on nominations,” says Jeffrey.

The nominees are reviewed by an awards committee that includes a variety of people on campus who will go through the nominations one by one. The winners aren’t selected based on the quantity of nominations, but the quality.

The award ceremony will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 20 in the USU Ballroom, which is a free event for all students, with no formal reservation necessary.
TLAN is a chance to highlight students that are leaving their legacy, so come and celebrate with your fellow Cougars for all of their hardwork and dedication.

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